Self-Care isn't just Important, it's crucial. It's easy to neglect taking care of ourselves because
when we're busy and overwhelmed, even a small reprieve feels like a luxury. So actually taking time to eat lunch, exercise and hang out with friends? That just feels like slacking.
That mindset backfires though. Self care actually helps you make progress faster for a few reasons:
> Self care prevents "overload burnout": We've all been there: you push yourself to the point that you can't take anymore so you just give up. Self care helps you avoid getting to that point.
> Self care reduces the negative effects of stress: A small amount of stress can serve a purpose, but after a while, it just breaks down your mind and body. Taking care of yourself means keeping your stress from taking over so you can function at full capacity
>Self care helps you refocus: Breaks are the epitome of self care, and studies show they're great for helping you perform better.
Care for yourself
Taking good care of yourself is paramount to the success of your process. Taking care of all aspects of you will increase the likelihood that you stay well
Some tips for self-care include:
>Live healthy, eat healthy foods, get enough sleep, exercise regularly, and avoid drugs with alcohol. Manage stress and go for regular medical check ups.
>Connect with others and with yourself!
>See friends to build your sense of belonging.
>Try to do something you enjoy everyday. That might mean dancing, watching a favorite TV show, working in the garden, paining or reading.
>Learning to set Healthy Boundaries: We teach others how to treat us.
>Find ways to relax, like meditation, yoga, getting a massage, taking a bath or walking in the woods.
If you are dealing with depression or anxiety, we are here to help. Give us a call at 210-495-3131 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa Arce is a licensed professional counselor and the co-owner of Fit Therapy of Texas, where she helps couples, and individuals to reach their goals. If you would like to schedule an appointment, contact me by phone at 210.495.3131 or message me at www.fittherapyoftexas.com.